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"We Don't Look Away And Hope The Storms Not Coming": The Pros And Cons Of The Carbon Tax Idea

Stephanie Joyce

A bipartisan group of lawmakers in Washington has proposed a bill, called the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2019, that would impose a fee on carbon producers, passing that money along to the American people. But the idea of any sort of carbon tax is a prickly one. 

For our series "I Respectfully Disagree," Wyoming Public Radio's Melodie Edwards spoke with the Citizen Climate Lobby's Mary Keller, a supporter of the idea, and Robert Godby, an energy economist at the University of Wyoming who takes issue with it.

Keller started by explaining how this one is different from other carbon tax proposals.

Melodie Edwards is the host and producer of WPM's award-winning podcast The Modern West. Her Ghost Town(ing) series looks at rural despair and resilience through the lens of her hometown of Walden, Colorado. She has been a radio reporter at WPM since 2013, covering topics from wildlife to Native American issues to agriculture.
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